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Old 08-24-2014, 12:24 PM   #11
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uh oh, It's August 24th. Lets see those great photos you are taking here. thanks!
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uh oh, It's August 24th. Lets see those great photos you are taking here. thanks!
I've not been taking nearly as many photos as I was...wait, that isn't completely true--I am taking a lot of photos, but not many "artistic" photos. More and more often, I've been using my smart phone--it is always on me and I don't have to lug a camera around while doing routine yard work and strolling around.

The quality/resolution is not as good, I feel, but I do have a few that look okay. I can think of one that I was considering posting. Let me look for it.

...Okay, here it is...not quite as clear as I thought:

August 2014 photo of the month contest-shaggydog.jpg

It reminds me of a Disney movie: The Shaggy Dog...or The Shaggy D.A. Also, that cartoon sheepdog.
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...Okay, here it is...not quite as clear as I thought:

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~sigh~ It is upside down...dang phone. I don't have time to find a program to turn it right side up.
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It doesn't matter dap. I didn't even notice. It is a very cool picture.
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It doesn't matter dap. I didn't even notice. It is a very cool picture.
Thanks. I swear I had a different one that was "portrait" orientation and not "landscape"...I vaguely remember cropping it, but this was all I found.
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~sigh~ It is upside down...dang phone. I don't have time to find a program to turn it right side up.
Taking pictures in Australia?


August 2014 photo of the month contest-white-caterpillar.jpg
Flipped to the correct side of the world.
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Flipped to the correct side of the world.
Thanks, rocker...you rock!

Glad he is up from down under...I forgot all about him and left him hanging.
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I took a vacation to Arizona. While Tuscon is 100F at night, up in the mountains it's a pleasant 78F during the day. The views are amazing, there's tons of wildflowers and wild raspberries to partake of and this happens to be one of the most biodiverse hot spots in North America.

I got to see colonies of Honeypot Ants who have a specific caste of worker that stores food inside itself to the point where the inflate into small grapes of nectar.

Army Ants were fun because they raid other colonies of ants.

And of course there are the Harvester Ants. They actually have a worse sting than Fire Ants, as I discovered first hand but it's not all that bad.

And of course I saw tons of other things while I was there. I may make a post about it somewhere else, but for now here's a taste of my trip.
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It sounds like you had a great experience, came back with some cool photos, and, as always, shared some interesting facts about ants.

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I got to see colonies of Honeypot Ants who have a specific caste of worker that stores food inside itself to the point where the inflate into small grapes of nectar.
Fascinating.

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....And of course there are the Harvester Ants. They actually have a worse sting than Fire Ants, as I discovered first hand but it's not all that bad.
Yikes! Too bad you had to experience that; glad it wasn't all that bad.
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great pictures MrAnts. Sounds like you had a great time.
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